My interview with Rajeev Mudumba – Business Executive Coach

My interview with Rajeev Mudumba – Business Executive Coach

My Interview with Rajeev Mudumba – Business Executive Coach and Author of Plan B Success is very thought provoking. During this episode, I dive into how a hard working Indian American that was born in India started an economic thought revolution in the USA. His education is vast and his work experience seems to be endless during my captivating interview with Rajeev. The Plan B Success was established as a podcast with thought-provoking business & personal growth. He offers business executive coaching for veteran and inspiring Entrepreneurs and Professionals.
As my interview progresses, Rajeev freely shares what he has learned and understands first hand that not everyone ends up in their dream business or career at the get-go. He strives to explain that we make attempts and based on learning experiences. He wants to people understand it is okay to keep adjusting our course from time to time. But, there are things he knows, we are passionate about, that we long to pursue these passions. As a successful business executive, he already understands where happiness lies is where we all can find success. I am grateful that Rajeev allowed me to interview him and learn where his happiness lies is in helping the most number of people achieve their dreams.

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My interview with Rajeev Mudumba - Business Executive Coach

Rajeev Mudumba is a dynamic entrepreneur, executive, business strategist, coach, and advisor. He is also an accomplished author, speaker and thought leader. Above all, Rajeev is a die hard optimist with a “can do” attitude.

Throughout his professional life, Rajeev has built profitable, value-based businesses, nurtured strategic partnerships and built lifelong friendships. He has worked with organizations and individuals to remedy challenges and achieve results. Rajeev has achieved stellar results in international business, startups, new business lines, and now, is focused on helping you succeed in your profession and/ or business and get the most out of your life.

Rajeev Mudumba – Business Exceutive Coach

Rajeev hosts an award-winning popular podcast, Plan B Success (www.planb.live) where he shares insightful and thought-provoking personal and business growth strategies and interviews inspiring entrepreneurs and professionals. Visit www.planbsuccess.live for more information.  He also speaks and writes frequently on the topics of personal and professional growth, self-empowerment, life & career coaching among others.

My interview with Rajeev Mudumba – Business Executive Coach

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He has recently launched his book “My Inspiration: Quotes that shaped my self improvement journey” which is available on Amazon @ My Inspiration: Quotes that shaped my self improvement journey. Rajeev has delivered several keynote/ topical speeches at national & international conferences. Therefore,he has made it his mission to extract from his experiences and share value to mentor individuals, current/ future entrepreneurs and executives, startups, scale-ups, and large corporations. Did you know that his accolades include:
  • World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s 2010 Global Visionary Award
  • Business First of Louisville’s Forty Under 40 Award
  • Telehealth and Medicine Today’s 2016 Publisher’s Award
  • Indian Achievers Forum’s 2017 Indian Achievers’ Award for Healthcare and Education.
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Christy Ogle Franchise CEO | Business Conversations with Ed Pisani Jr.

 

Christy Ogle – Franchise Start Up CEO | Business Conversations with Ed Pisani Jr.

I had the pleasure of getting to know this successful entreprenuer – Christy Ogle Franchise CEO. She and husband started a home cleaning / handyman business that very profitable in Waco Texas.

Christy & Max Ogle have are building an empire together, one brick at a time. Christy & Max focus on putting family first, that is what they are obsessed about. Can you believe that Christy & Max are two of the founders of a wildly 5 successful business, Sometimes Spouse, Jennyism of the Day, Christy & Max’s Consulting, Sometimes Partners and Sometimes Love in Waco, TX. Max & Christy believe in helping others to be successful in their own personal lives, as well as in business lives and beyond.

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Christy and her business partners decided to franchise the business and take it to the next level.  Since then, numerous franchisees have joined her franchise and she is proud to watch the franchise grow.  Not only is she successul in business but she has proud to have earned more time with her family.  She believes in putting family first and her values during our conversation has clearly shown that.

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Christy Ogle was born in Springfield, Missouri, the oldest of two children. She graduated from Fort Scott Community College, with an Associates of Science. Christy then attended College of the Ozarks, where she worked her way thru college @ Hard Work U. While working three jobs she earned a Bachelors of Science degree, with a major in Psychology. During college, she met ‘the one’ and later married to her college sweetheart Max Ogle, they have been together for over 20 years. She is the mother of three children.

Christy moved from Missouri in 2007, and found her home in Texas 13 years ago. Prior to this, Christy was a domestic engineer for 10 years, and then began passionately advocating for those with intellectual disabilities, for over eight years. Did you know, Christy was the statewide coordinator for a planning process for individuals with developmental disabilities for 4 years? Yes it is true – she had a vast wealth of business experience prior to becoming an entreprenuer.

Christy is the co-founder and CEO of 5 different companies. Mrs. Ogle’s biggest company is Sometimes Spouse, which she is the co-founder, and their are multiple franchises throughout 5 different states. Her husband and herself are a supporters of many charities all over the country. Recently, she is also the co-founder of Sometimes Love, a non-profit that helps those diagnosed with Cancer to get help around the house. As community minded business owner, Christy is dedicated to helping others, and putting family first. Plus, Christy enjoys spending time with her family camping, traveling, hiking, helping others and SUPing in her free time. So what is Christy’s number 1 priority in life is to put family first, and help other families to put their family first.

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Best Cover Letter Tips | Writing a great cover letter to get you hired | Business Talk with Ed Pisani Jr

Best Cover Letter Tips | Writing a great cover letter to get you hired | Business Talk with Ed Pisani Jr

Best Cover Letter Tips:  Get hired faster.

What makes a good cover letter?

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name (or To Whom It May Consider) :

I am interested in the position title advertised on XYZ. My resume is enclosed for your review. Given my related experience and excellent capabilities I would appreciate your consideration for this job opening. My skills are an ideal match for this position.

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Your Requirements:

  • Responsible for operations in sample location and other facilities, including: overview of skills (i.e. solving customer problems, dealing with emergencies, enforcement of department policies, & etc.).
  • Assists with hiring, training, and management
  • Valid state driver’s license with good driving record. Ability to travel if required.

My Qualifications:

  • Connect Bullet 1 with your relevant skills and abilities
  • Connect Bullet 2 with your relevant skills and abilities
  • Connect Bullet 3 with your relevant skills and abilities

I appreciate your taking the time to review my credentials and experience. Again, thank you for your consideration and if you need to contact my phone is __________ and email address is___________.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (for mailed letter)
Your Typed Name

Let’s talk about Your Cover Letter in depth for a few minutes…

Did you know that writing the best cover letter may be one of the most difficult to master. It’s very important because it’s the first thing your potential employer sees. Here are a few popular questions I get about cover letter prep… How long should it be? What should you write about? Do people even really read those things? Well, the truth is yes – many hiring managers and employers do look at the cover letter as an essential piece of the hiring process but not all read it.

I want to look at three things you can do to help you write the best possible cover letter.

1. Make It Look Nice.  Yuip, it is important to make a good first impression on paper. I mean really, if you take the time to get ready (grooming, ironing your clothes, and etc. why stop there?) This show you are detail oriented and look closely at all the minor details. The way your letter is formatted says a lot about you. Even if everything is a recipe for a good to perfect cover letter, if your layout looks unprofessional, so will you. Consider using only easy-to-read font, and make sure you include your name and contact information at the top, but not in the header. After that, the information in it depends on the kind of job you’re applying for.

For a more traditional company, a standard three-paragraph letter will do. If you want to work somewhere that maybe very busy, you might want to use a bullet point list so it’s easy to scan.

2. Avoid Being Generic / Cut and Paste. Let’s look at the address first, it can be tricky, especially if you’re not quite sure who will be reading it. If you’ve already been communicating with someone or know who makes the hiring decisions, simply plug in that person(s) name. If, however, you’re not quite sure who’s going to end up reading your letter, you might be tempted to use “To Whom It May Concern” “Hiring Manage” or another generic opening. It can be debated if this a good direction or not based on the company size and the amount of research you do for the job. Will it help stand out? Maybe.So my recommendation is do your research before writing the letter but if worse comes to worse just plug in something that is respectful and professional sounding.

Should you write an amazing greeting or a traditional one? It really depends on your personality style. But either way try to avoid being so generic that the interviewer is looking at your letter and saying to themsles that you copy pasted a template from Google. So focus on your personality to create a great opening sentence, not a boring over used one. This is one reason you want to avoid a generic greeting because carries through to the rest of your cover letter as well.

Remember, your resume lists your experiences, education and skills. Your cover letter is your best chance to introduce yourself on paper and hopefully make yourself stand out from the crowd. So, don’t be generic. Avoid being vague or just throwing in buzzwords they’ve probably heard before. Be specific about who you are and your skills / talents you can bring to the table. It’s okay to use percentages or numerical figures from your past performance reports. Using a few numbers can really help illustrate a point on why you are the best candidate for the job. For example, “I increased trained staff members by 35 percent” is better than “I  trained staff memebers.” Lastly dont’ forget never repeat what you said on your resume.

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3. Keep It Short & Again Check Your Cover Letter for Mistakes…
When it comes to cover letters, less really is more. So write it to be quick and easy to read, since they’ll probably only glance at it until you grab their attention with something interesting. No need to write a 2 page cover letter unless you are a CEO level candidate and this article isn’t really written for you.  Try to avoid adding extra buzzwords that make your letter sound fancy or professional. Simply make your point(s) and finish the letter as strong as you can. (hint hint – ask for the job in your cover letter)  If you’re writing your letter in the body of an email, you should lean even harder toward the short side becuase people are skimming emails more and more lately. Remember, you can say a more about yourself in an attached document or physical letter.

When you meet someone for the first time, it only takes them seven seconds to form an opinion about you. Job applications operate the same way. If you don’t get their attention right away, you probably won’t get a second chance. Keep the opening sentence short to the point and in line with your personality style. It’s okay to let them know the job you are applying for in case your resume gets separated from your cover letter. Human errors happen so don’t assume anything. Tell them something unique about yourself, show them why you really want this job or explain your proudest accomplishment.

An easy way to kill your chances of getting an interview is to leave typos and grammer errors in your cover letter. That’s why it’s very important to check and recheck your work. Ask someone to help you edit it as well. Use online and word processor spelling tools like Grammarly and Spell Check too Again, it’s a great idea to have someone read over your letter and look for any mistakes before you send it in. Alot of writing professionals wait a day after writing, and then go back to check for mistakes and edit. My final thought on using the best cover letter tips is always write a cover letter. Because you want to use every chance possible to make a positive first impression with a possible new employer. So spend more time making sure your cover letter is as good as it can be.

Interview with a Comic Book Artist – Hannah Cruz

Interview with a Comic Book Artist – Hannah Cruz

Learn more about our episode’s guest

Hannah Cruz (AKA Dracorium) is a person with a passion mightier than any prophecy. Destined to practice medicine by family tradition, I kicked fate in the shins and journeyed beyond the realm. There she discovered something amazing: an unbridled love for storytelling. Though her ideas may be vast, Hannah Cruz had a lot to learn before she was ready to inspire anyone. But she believes, stories can influence the world.

As an artist, Hannah Cruz will use any medium necessary to create the greatest narratives I can deliver whether it be through comics, movies, or video games. And if I can help any artists along the way with their own endeavors, that’s an great bonus. She is currently studying at FullSail University and looks forward to increasing her career in more mediums in the art industry.

Enjoy listening to my Interview with a Comic Book Artist – Hannah Cruz by Ed Pisani Jr  The Business and Social Interviews by Ed Pisani Jr, is a radio show podcast discusses small business and stories about it.  Each guest shares their insights, stories, successes, and challenges with the hope to help other business professionals.

Featured Comic Book Artist – comic origibal creation to take a look at…  Quarhum
Brief Overview… Everything in a man’s past catches up with him eventually. This man is a protector: first to his family, then to humanity. He does what he can to prepare his children for a world that he’s withheld from them. However, a father can only do so much till his past twists their future into something much more complicated. Start reading it on webtoons now!

Mission and Vision Statements – What is a good one?

Mission and Vision Statements – What is a good one?

Let’s talk about Mission and Vision Statements , over the years, I have been able to help new businesses and charities start up. Again and again it seems that the most important topic in the mind of a startup owner(s) is the mission statement.  Most new entities feel that is the first thing they need create. It is like they are thinking – “I need a slogan, mission, and vision or people will not see me as a ‘real business’.”  Well to be honest, the mission is central to the business but on a day one, the most important goal is to define the business’s profitability and internal processes.  Once that is layed out, it is better to circle around and tie it all together with a simple statement. But I disgress, back when I was active in a new startup chamber of commerce, I was active in the organizing/admin/operations committee. At that time, a few of us were have a lively conversation about mission/vision statements. With a lot of opinions shared of course, the friendly argument on what is a good mission and vision statement is an ongoing one…
So I decided to write on my blog about the subject – is it better for a mission and vision statement to be shorter or longer?  

Here are a few little known facts about the average length of each:1 – Nationally average mission statement is about 15 words long not including brand positioning components.

2 – Nationally average vision statement is about 14 words long not including brand related components.

So what is a branding component when used in a mission statement? 

Well, that is straight forward, it is the official business name or in some cases it’s nickname. Plus wording like: “The mission(or vision) of ……” But a well crafted brand related positioning statements generally include but isn’t limited to the following:

1 – A basic description of it’s target audience

2 – A basic goals/reasons for reaching and engaging it’s target audience

3 – What makes it different and special – in some cases more competitive

Okay, longer is better – right?

Maybe not – the best mission and vision statements should be concise, easy to understand, and of course easy to remember as well.

Okay, shorter is better – right?

Well, maybe not – when the statements become to short it could mislead or confuse someone (i.e. the client) about what you do.

Okay, so what’s the answer when it comes to a good mission or vision statement?

Here is my final thought – the best mission statement serves as the foundation of the organization that easily understood by the general public and the best vision statement clearly serves to enhance the mission with an artistic or a literal wording on why the organization should be deemed relevant.  Either way just smile because you as the owner or the organization’s board of directors (i.e. you pluralized) have the final say on the subject. (as long as you feel confident and you are making money – just keep smiling)

Want more insights on this subject?  Call me for a consultation about this topic or visit my business’s website: i4advertisingagency.com

Everything you need to know about Resume Writing | Business Talk with Ed Pisani Jr.

Everything you need to know about Resume Writing | Business Talk with Ed Pisani Jr.

 

What makes a good resume?

Your Contact Information
First Last Name / Street Address ~ City, State, Zip / Phone (Cell/Home) / Email Address

Objective (optional)
What do you want to do? If you include this section it should be a sentence or two about your employment goals. A customized objective that describes why you are the perfect candidate for the job can help your resume stand out from the competition.

Experience
This section of your resume includes your work history. List the companies you worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held and a bulleted list of responsibilities and achievements. This information is provided by: Everything you need to know about Resume Writing | Business Talk with Ed Pisani Jr.

Company #1
City, State
Dates Worked

 

This podcast was designed to help you grow in your career life thus it is called:

“Everything you need to know about Resume Writing | Business Talk with Ed Pisani Jr.”

 

Job Title

A customized section of your resume that lists key achievements, skills, traits, and experience relevant to the position for which you are applying can serve dual purposes. It highlights your relevant experience and lets the prospective employer know that you have taken the time to create a resume that shows how you are qualified for the job.

  • Job Related Responsibilities / Achievements
  • Responsibilities you personally were in charge of handling / Achievements
  • Responsibilities which included you in a team / Achievements

Company #2
REPEAT THE ABOVE (and keep repeating this for each company experience that matches your desired job/career opportunity)

Education
Located in the education section of your resume, list the schools you attended, the degrees you attained, and any special awards and honors you earned. Such as: College, Degree, Awards, Honors and so on.

Skills / Community Service / Hobbies
In all cases, be sure to personalize and customize your resume, so it reflects your skills and abilities and connects them with the jobs you are applying for. Include skills related to the position / career field that you are applying for i.e. computer skills, language skills.

References available upon request
There is no need to include references on your resume or even to mention that references are available. Rather, have a separate list of references to give to employers upon request. Such as: One – Professional / One – Personal / One – Community

 

Everything you need to know about Resume Writing | Business Talk with Ed Pisani Jr.

Interview with a Local Business Artist – Jason Misla

Interview with a Local Business Artist – Jason Misla

My first interview with a Local Business Artist – Jason Misla for my podcast series.  I hope you enjoy the conversation and learn more about the art world.

Discussion of Art Style and social conversation of his journey as a Artist in a demanding art industry.

 

Introduction: Business and Social Interviews by Ed Pisani Jr

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Overview of the Radio Show Podcast by Ed Pisani Jr

Ed Pisani Jr has been a successful entreprenuer since 2009.  Over the years, he has met and spoken to many interesting people (business / retired / charity / politicial). The purpose for the podcast radio show is to highlight and introduce those stories with the listeners. But it also discusses successes, experiences, and challenges the interviewees had to deal with.  

Ed is passionate about informing and educating his listeners as well.  The business talks cover a range of topics such as resume writing, interviewing, public speaking, entreprenuership, and so on.  These talks are more about increasing and improving the listener’s business knowledge base.  

Between the interviews and the talks it may give his listeners an advantage in their career life.  And who doesn’t like having an unfair advantage in their life? So subscribe to the radio show and listen regularly – thanks!

Alittle Bit About Ed Pisani Jr

Ed Pisani Jr is the President of the i4 advertising agency

Located in Deltona, Florida

Thank you for wanting to learn more about me. I am the business owner and handle day to day management of the company. My role is to manage all day-to-day operations; serve as the head of sales and marketing; manage all account relationships and all vendor relationships; to work directly with my staff, and to find new ways to improve the overall organization. When I am not running my advertising agency – I freelance as a professional photography and motivational speaker.  I hope you enjoy listening to my podcast and here is what people have been saying about over the years…

Patrick X. Velasquez – Systems Administrator – January 18, 2017

“Ed is a very energetic person. Willing to provide excellent service and is dedicated to is clients. He is very friendly person who goesthe distance for people.”

Danealle Marshall –  Escrow Officer – June 28, 2014

“I was a walk-in customer and in need of a few different business services. He was gracious enough to spend over an hour with me brainstorming ideas for different types of cards and promotional materials; we also discussed highest value networking events and how we could help each other grow our businesses. He is one of a kind. I not only left his facility with creative cards for a next day event, but a game plan for other marketing ideas, including digital media and design. He is clearly an out of the box thinker. I highly recommend Ed and his team to anyone. If you happen to visit his location in Deltona, get the tour and meet his graphics design specialist. it’s a WOW! moment.”

Luis Angel Ramos, Jr – Spanish Teacher – January 7, 2015

“Ed Pisani was a great co-worker and amazing leader who motivated all of us at the Central Florida Boy Scouts of America where we both worked as District Executives. Ed trained staff and continues to train others in different fields including: Sales, Non-For Profit Fund Raising and so on… I recommend Ed not only for business training but also community leadership training.”

So this is what people are saying about me and my company. So give me a call to start a conversation today – 407-416-1515

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